WELCOME TO THE PRIMARY COLLEGE
The Primary College is a warm, supportive and Christian environment that fosters genuine relationships between students, parents and staff. We are committed to helping our students in their understanding of God’s world and to equipping and empowering them to make positive contributions to the world around them.
We aim to provide a balanced curriculum from Prep through to Grade 6. Our programs are based on the National Curriculum and have a Christian World View embedded. They provide a solid foundation for learning in the latter years of schooling. We cater for a wide range of learning opportunities that enable students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways across all our subject areas.
The Primary College has a dedicated team who are committed to loving, educating and growing your child through their educational journey at Calvary.
OUR CORE SUBJECTS
Our English program delivers explicit and balanced instruction in reading, spelling, writing, listening and speaking effectively.
Students are provided with sequenced experiences in the key mathematical standards of number, space, measurement, chance and data, working mathematically and structure.
The Science program enables students to gain a Global dimension to their learning and inform students how to continue to be better stewards of the resources God has provided.
Literacy focuses on developing an enjoyment for reading and understanding (comprehension) and how this can be applied outside the classroom setting.
The Arts program incorporates Music, Dance and Drama. Students are able to respond and discover learning in a creative way through self-expression.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION (HPE)
The HPE program develops basic physical fitness, skills and techniques. Each student the opportunity to be involved in activities at their appropriate level and to experience success.
CREATIVE ARTS TUTORING PROGRAM
In addition to classroom experiences in Drama, Music and Visual Art, the College facilitates an extensive extra-curricular Creative Arts Tutoring Program. The program provides students with the opportunity to further explore and develop their creative interests and talents.
A range of group and individual lessons are available from Prep to Year 6 for dance, instrumental (piano, guitar, strings, wind, brass, percussion), voice and speech. These lessons are offered before, during and after school pending the availability of tutors.
Year 4, 5 and 6 students are offered a position in the choir. The choir sings at our weekly Assemblies and Chapels, as well as other College events and the annual Eisteddfod.
Throughout Year 5 and 6, teachers work closely with the students to help develop their leadership skills. Specific students are selected to run programs for the entire student body encouraging participation and a sense of belonging.
Boy and Girl Time is offered to Grade 5 and 6 Students it is an opportunity for them to discover their unique identity in God. The boys and girls are separated and focus on issues that are relevant to their group and age. It is a safe and caring environment that encourages each gender to embrace both the privileges and responsibilities of what is expected of them.
Our Missions programs are designed to demonstrate compassion and develop an understanding of the servant heart of Christ towards others. The programs encourage students to look outward beyond themselves whether it be in their own backyard, their community or the wider world around them.
TRANSITION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS
The Primary College works closely with both the Early Learning Centre and the Secondary College to support our students' journey from Kindergarten to Prep, and Year 6 to Year 7. Students transitioning from an Early Learning Centre to the Primary College can participate in our IGNITE program. Students transitioning from Primary to Secondary College can participate in our UNITE program.
If a student has been identified with a learning need or is in the process of being identified they are offered extra learning support both within the classroom and through support staff.
The purpose of homework is to continue and extend the learning experiences which have begun at school, for this reason most of the activities will revise content already taught. Daily home reading is a fundamental component of our homework program.